Sex Cults Are All Fun & Games Till The Children Arrive

In a new memoir, Ronit Plank tells was it was like to be left behind when her mother joined a cult.

Ronit Plank’s work has been featured in The Rumpus, The Atlantic, The Iowa Review, American Literary Review, The New York Times, and elsewhere. Her memoir When She Comes Back, about the loss of her mother to the guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and their eventual reconciliation was named Finalist in both the 2021 Best Book Awards and the 2021 Book of the Year Award. She lives in Seattle with her family.

The Indian mystic Osho taught that we connect with the divine through love. He encouraged his followers to love everyone. As often as possible.

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